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Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
HOURS & ACCESS
Please contact Tienne for more information about her hours and access
REFERRAL TYPES – INCLUDING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SERVICES (PSS)
Residential Aged Care
Please contact Tienne for more information about her other accepted referral types
0431 842 950
My name is Tienne Simons and I am a counsellor with 30 years of experience. I currently have a part-time private practice, work part-time as a counsellor in a Sydney university and run 8-week mindfulness programs to reduce stress and distress in the community. I have worked as a couple’s counsellor at Relationships Australia and in specialist health services focussing on domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual health, drug and alcohol, and in a child and family community health team. I’ve worked with individuals, couples, families, young people and groups from diverse cultural and personal backgrounds with a very wide range of concerns.
I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship is the key to meaningful change in counselling. My work is trauma-informed and I tailor counselling modalities to best suit my clients’ needs
Models I have trained in include Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), brief solution focussed therapy and several systems approaches for Couple and Family work. I am an accredited Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy group leader and a registered provider of the Circle of Security Training program. I integrate aspects of neuroscience and attachment theory in my work.
I am an accredited mental health social worker registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and can offer a Medicare rebate for people who are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP. I am a registered provider with the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network and provide Psychological Support Services for clients referred under this scheme.